I’ve been wanting to post a lasagna recipe for quite some time. Couldn’t decide which one should I choose first, the classic with beef, a vegetarian or this one with chicken. I finally decided on this chicken lasagna as it is lighter, and kids seem to love it. Beef lovers, can always replace chicken with beef in this recipe and get a classic beef lasagna.  For a vegetarian lasagna you can replace chicken with mushrooms and you get a delicious hearty meal as well.

I was really excited about how this chicken lasagna turned out. I was afraid it won’t look as good as a classic lasagna, or that the chicken would be too dry, but actually it turned just perfect. The lasagna had the perfect texture and taste. It was not too dry, not too soggy either, I could lift it from the dish perfectly from the first slice.

This chicken lasagna tastes incredible good. The sauce is really delicious and very flavorful, I really love using wine in this sauce, it gives a wonderful flavor and I was pretty generous with it 🙂 . The Parmesan on top of Lasagna is my favorite part. It gets such a wonderful taste and color while baking and complements so good this lasagna. I didn’t use cheese between layers or additional Mozzarella cheese like others do as I didn’t want to overwhelm the recipe with too much cheese. The Parmesan on top was enough to bring it’s unique flavor.

To make things easier, you can make the chicken sauce a day before, refrigerate and before assembling the lasagna simply warm it a bit. All you have to do the next day is to make the Bechamel Sauce and lasagna is ready to be assembled. Hope you will give this recipe a try, I am sure you will love it too:)

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Chicken Lasagna

5 from 1 vote
This chicken lasagna tastes incredible good. The sauce is really delicious and very flavorful, the Parmesan on top gets such a wonderful taste and color while baking. Definitely a must!
Servings 12 servings
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time 3 hrs

Ingredients
  

  • 9-12 lasagna noodles

Chicken Sauce

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 carrots , finely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks , finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced or finely chopped
  • 1 pound (500g) ground chicken
  • 28 oz (800g) tomato puree
  • 1/4 cup (50g) tomato paste
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 4-5 fresh basil leaves , chopped (or 1 tsp dry basil)
  • 3/4 cup (200 ml) white wine
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Bechamel sauce

  • 1/2 stick (60 g) butter
  • 1/3 cup (40 g) flour
  • 2 ¼ cup (560 ml) milk
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Topping

  • 1 cup (100g) , Parmesan

Instructions
 

  • Prepare chicken sauce. In a large pan heat oil over medium high heat. Cook the onion,garlic,  carrot and celery over medium heat until softened, stirring constantly. 
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  • Add the chicken and cook until it changes its color. Break up any lumps of meat using a fork.
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  • Add tomato paste, tomato puree, wine, sugar, oregano, basil, salt and pepper to taste. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 1 1/2 hrs. Set aside. You can also make the sauce a day before, and refrigerate after it cools. Before assembling the lasagna, warm the sauce as it needs to be a bit warm.
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  • Prepare the Bechamel sauce. In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the flour and stir until smooth, for about 1 minute, until bubbling. Remove from heat and gradually stir in milk, until mixture is smooth. 
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  • Return to heat and stir constantly until the sauce boils and begin to thicken.  Add nutmeg, salt and pepper and set aside until ready to use. Give it a stir from time to time so it doesn't make a skin on the surface.
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  • Preheat oven to 350 F (180C). Grease a 8 X 12 inch (20x30cm)lasagna dish with olive oil or melted butter ( 9×13 inch dish works as well). I used Barilla noodles who didn't required precooking. If your noodles require precooking follow the instructions from the manufacturer and drain well before use.
  • Assemble the lasagna. Spread a layer of chicken sauce (about 1/3 of the sauce) over the bottom of the baking dish. Spread a thin layer of Bechamel (about 1/2 cup of Bechamel sauce). Place a single layer of noodles over top and press gently. Depending on noodles size might be used 3 to 4 noodles per layer. Repeat spreading half of the remained chicken sauce over the noodles. Spread 1/2 cup Bechamel sauce on top. Add a new layer of noodles, pressing gently. Spread the remained chicken sauce, another 1/2 cup Bechamel and add the last layer of noodles
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  • Top the last layer of noodles with the remaining Bechamel sauce and sprinkle the freshly grated Parmesan over the top. Cover with aluminum foil making sure it doesn't touch the surface.
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  • Cook for about 25 minutes covered with foil, and another 25 minutes without. If necessary, broil for few minutes until the cheese has the desired golden brown look.
  • Set aside for about 15 minutes before serving. Serve alongside some fresh salad, or even some toasted bread. It is delicious.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 414kcalCarbohydrates: 49.6gProtein: 22.8gFat: 16.1gSaturated Fat: 7.2gCholesterol: 60mgSugar: 2.9g
Calories: 414kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bechamel sauce, chicken lasagna, classic lasagna, lasagna, Lasagna Bolognese, lasagna recipe, lasagna sauce

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  1. ritu ahuja Author says:

    It looks amazing. Delicious lasagna. Lovely clicks and awesome presentation. 🙂

  2. Lasagna is one of my favorite comfort foods. Yours looks absolutely perfect! Love that you used chicken.

  3. Liz Author says:

    My family would love this fabulous chicken version, too! It sliced so perfectly!!!

  4. marcie Author says:

    It’s so strange, but I’ve never made a chicken lasagna! This looks delicious, and I love that it’s lighter. Definitely need to try it!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I was surprised as well of how well it turned out.  My daughters are keep asking to make it again.

  5. Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen Author says:

    Awesome looking delicious Lasagna! 😀

  6. Jess @ Sweet Menu Author says:

    I adore lasagna but have never had a chicken version. It looks wonderful. Your step by step photos are so good!

  7. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking Author says:

    LOVE this idea! Chicken is my favorite and you’ve wrapped it up so perfectly in this lasagna! I can’t wait to try it! Pinned!

  8. ritu ahuja Author says:

    Very tempting and delicious Lasagna. Your presentation is awesome. I love visiting your blog. So many awesome recipes. Love it 🙂

  9. Matt Connell Author says:

    Looks Great!! =) Do the nutrition facts assume 9 or 12 servings?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      12 servings

  10. Irene Author says:

    It turns out very delicious! It is very good and practical recipe! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      yes.. I love it too.. so flavorful. Glad you liked it:)

  11. William Author says:

    Hi, I was wanted to ask you about the Bechamel sauce. Which flour should I used to make that Bechamel sauce

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I've used all purpose flour, it works well.

  12. Remy Author says:

    LOVE the recipe !!! but the BGMs in the video are also stunning! Please tell me the BGMs in the video!:-)

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Glad you like it.. The second song is called One True Love  link here: http://www.audionetwork.com/browse/m/track/one-true-love_56763?keyword=One%20True%20Love.. I will be searching for the first one and come back with a reply:)

  13. Lynda Author says:

    I just made this today, it smells so good, I didn’t tell my husband what is in it or how it was made, lets see if he likes it!!

  14. Shorouk Author says:

    I TRIED IT, it was amazing, the sauce, the bechamel, everything, my husband loved it, it was my 1st tine to make lasagna, I checked alot of recipes, urs seemed easy and all ingradients are available and in hand, thank you so much.

  15. Riffat Author says:

    Hey

    This look delisted, I have made the chicken souce today for an event three days leter as I have to done a lot of cooking. Should I freeze it and defrost on event day and esmable it or just put in to fridge till then . Secondly what should be electric oven temperature.

    Thanks

  16. Navina Author says:

    I have been looking for a chicken lasagna recipe for the past few weeks, but for some reason no recipe has satisfied my soul. I have to cook a chicken lasagna dish for school and after watching the video for this recipe I have been satisfied and has decided to go with this recipe. Thank you for this delicious recipe 🙂

  17. street view Author says:

    Look so delicious!!! I wish to eat all this at the first instant once I see them. Many thanks for sharing these food.

  18. animal jam Author says:

    I enjoyed cooking and experimenting with new recipes. I will try the way you suggested. It’s not like I do. thank you for sharing. It will be better than what I do.

  19. Alefiya Author says:

    Hello i wanted to know whether you put cooked noodles or uncooked.
    I was thinking of replacing lasagna noodles with normal noodles or pasta so should i boil it and then place in tray or without boiling

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Hi Alefiya.

      I used Barilla noodles who didn't required precooking. If your noodles require precooking follow the instructions from the manufacturer and drain well before use.

  20. Slitrher io Author says:

    I like cooking for my husband and son. but they do not eat vegetables. I hope this colorful dish will appeal to them.

  21. wings io Author says:

    It is delicious, I will follow your recipe

  22. mary anderson Author says:

    lasanga is what you don’t make on a daily basis and you usually eat this in restaurants i’m glad now i can make this at home thanks to you 🙂

  23. Joanne Author says:

    I’m so happy that I stumbled upon this recipe. Before I even tried it, it looked like it was going to turn out great. I added a can of cream of mushroom soup to my red sauce just about 30 mins before I removed it from the burner, to cool down. In my humble opinion, it put this recipe over the top.

  24. Astha Author says:

    I am in awe of this recipe.. I made it yesterday and it was my first ever lasagne.. and it came out so great !! My husband who is a no lasagne person just loved it.. he even carried the left over for his lunch today 🙂
    Thank you so very much for sharing this lovely recipe..
    P.S. I wanted to add pics but didn’t find any option..

  25. tokyo Author says:

    Chicken lasagna is one of the most favorite dish and incredibly good in taste. I really like this recipe.

  26. Arpita Patel Author says:

    I loved this recipe! I really enjoy lasagna and this one turned out really well. I made no changes. Next time I may try adding some chopped vegetables for added flavor and color.

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